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Colonial Life Arena

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Address: 801 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201-3953
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+1 803-576-9200
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09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00

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Nice arena

Very nice venue for basketball; easy to get tickets as it's never sold out. I wish they had more non-sports events.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice venue for basketball; easy to get tickets as it's never sold out. I wish they had more non-sports events.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently went to see the Circus here and it was fabulous! The bathrooms are clean, and the concessions are well run. There is also ample parking nearby.

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Thank vinoluv
Columbia, South Carolina
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great venue for all sorts of events; all seats have a great view thanks to projection television; concessions has a great variety of food choices although pricey. parking is a big expensive

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Lexington, South Carolina
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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited here an number of times for various shows and sporting events and even done some volunteer work in various concessions locations. This venue is dated and needs repair badly. Cracks in the floor are covered with tape, equipment in concessions do not work properly. The staff here is generally uninterested and in some cases down right obnoxious.... More 

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Queensbury, New York
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For USC Games make sure you have a clear bag instead of pocketbook. Not sure what the size of the pocketbook you may bring. I had read a review that mention not being able to bring a bag in but could not find the appropriate size. Having checked the Colonial Life Arena website that had no mention of this rule.... More 

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Sevierville, Tennessee, United States
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attended TSO concert which is always outstanding! The venue, of course, charges too much for everything but they all do. This one has easy access, parking, but no smoking and you cannot leave the building to smoke and get back in - even with a valid ticket.

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Thank Kari C
Philippines
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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Saw the lady Gamecocks play here. Not a bad seat in the house and the hot dogs were awesome. Visit if you have the chance.

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Thank Philippines - D... C
Columbia, South Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

awesome arena for sports and fun in colatown. Bring a bag for the night and enjoy vista. walking distnace and hotels. No car needed.

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Connecticut
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35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Walked to the arena from our hotel which was 3/4 mile. Arrived to find out they would not let me in with my totally regular sized purse which was an inch longer than their "limits". Since we didn't have a car to leave it in it was suggested to me by the "inspectors" to stash it in a bush. Seriously?... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia, United States
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504 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We visited Colonial Life Arena this Saturday for the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Entry into the arena was easy. They had quite a few food vendors - we got Nachos, fries, cotton candy, powerade and beer. Food was okay....typical concession stand food. One issue was some vendors didn't take card - but there were ATMs close by. The concert itself was phenomenal.... More 

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